[ca. 1843-56?] · London
A collection of alliterative jingles for every letter of the alphabet: nursery rhymes and tongue twisters. There are => 24 hand-colored wood engravings with a verse below each, one page for each letter and engraving, X,Y & Z sharing a page. The imprint on the cover is London, John Harris. At the end is a collection of => riddles, a happy bonus.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Faint early pencilled ownership inscription in upper margin of front cover. Plain pale green-gray light boards printed in black; soiling to boards and fraying along spine. Occasional spotting in margins. => Hand-coloring brilliant. (Inventory #: 38719)